Terpenes are strong aromatic hydrocarbon compounds that are responsible for the aroma of a variety of organisms including plants. Not only terpenes are used for their smell and flavour, they also have powerful healing properties that work synergistically with cannabinoids found in hemp and weed. Each variety of cannabis has its own unique aroma because of its distinct content of terpenes. Terpenes for sale are becoming more and more popular. Various health benefits from cannabis terpenes have been reported post its legalization throughout the country.
These molecules deliver tasty wood, pine, spicey, herbal, etc. to your taste buds. There are 120 types of terpenes available in cannabis. Here are the 5 most common terpenes:
This is the most common terpene and is found in the majority of cannabis strains. The strains that have more than 0.5% of myrcene produce a sedative high whereas the ones that have less than 0.5% produce energizing effect. It is also used in aromatherapy and is found in citrus, lemongrass, and thyme. Special Kush, White Widow, and Skunk XL are a few strains that are rich in Myrcene.
This terpene is the second most commonly used terpene in the cannabis strains. As the name suggests, it gives a smell like lemons which is a citrus fruit. It is believed to be helpful in anxiety attacks, also improving the overall mood. Lemon Haze, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Jack Herer, and Durban Poison are a few strains that have limonene.
Every single cannabis strain shares a spicy and floral smell that is extremely recognizable. Linalool is responsible for that smell. Found in lavender, mint, cinnamon, it has strong sedative and relaxing properties. Amnesia Haze, Special Kush, Lavender, LA Confidential, and OG Shark are some well known linalool strains.
4. Alpha-Pinene and Beta-Pinene
These two types of terpenes are found in pine trees in very large amounts, hence, it smells like them. Other plants that have these two terpenes are rosemary, orange peels, parsley, etc. Like most of the terpenes, they also have anti-inflammatory effects and also help to improve respiratory functions, alleviate memory loss problems, and asthma. The strains that are rich in Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene are Jack Herer, Strawberry Cough, Blue Dream, Island Sweet Skunk, Dutch Treat, and Romulan.
As the name suggests, it is a primary terpene found in eucalyptus trees. Its smell has distinguishable cool and minty tones. For therapeutic use, eucalyptol alleviates pain and also slows down the bacteria and fungi growths. Super Silver Haze and Headband are the two common strains that have eucalyptol.